About

Launched in summer 2021, Wild Ingleborough is a multi-partner, landscape-scale conservation project creating a wilder future for this part of the Yorkshire Dales. Building on decades of work by Natural England and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the project aims to combat the impacts of the climate crisis and aid nature’s recovery across this large upland area.

The peak of Ingleborough mountain shrouded in mist in the Wild Ingleborough site. At 724m, it is Yorkshire's second highest mountain.
Andrew Parkinson WWF-UK

The UK is one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world. This is reflected in the Yorkshire Dales, where pockets of native woodland and natural habitat are restricted to isolated fragments.

 

We will work to restore around 1,200 hectares of land owned by Natural England and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, helping wildlife to thrive across the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve.

 

Working with local communities, the Wild Ingleborough project will restore land from the valley floor to the mountain top, reconnecting patches of habitat to allow wildlife to move more freely in the landscape.

Yellow globeflowers
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Mossy saxifrage
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Brown hare
Andrew Parkinson WWF-UK
Lapwing
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Early purple orchid
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Bog cotton
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Green hairstreak butterfly
Joseph Gray WWF-UK
Red chestnut moth
Joseph Gray WWF-UK